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Ex-Gucci boss lined up by Carlyle as End chairman

Ex-Gucci boss lined up by Carlyle as End chairman

​Patrizio di Marco, is believed to be teaming up with private equity giant Carlyle again with a report that he’s set to take over as chairman of UK luxury retailer End.
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Harrods and Printemps owner in talks to buy Selfridges

Harrods and Printemps owner in talks to buy Selfridges

​Could London's two top luxury department stores end up with the same owner? That's the question being asked on Monday as it has emerged that the owner of Harrods is possibly front-runner to buy up-for-sale Selfridges.
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Saks Fifth Avenue e-commerce unit said to be aiming for IPO at $6 bln valuation

Saks Fifth Avenue e-commerce unit said to be aiming for IPO at $6 bln valuation

The e-commerce business of luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue is preparing for an initial public offering and targeting a $6 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing sources. 
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The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb's agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt's fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models.
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Miss Dior exhibition opens in Monsieur’s Provençal chateau

Miss Dior exhibition opens in Monsieur’s Provençal chateau

Parfums Christian Dior has opened the Miss Dior Exhibition 12 Women Artists featuring interpretations of the fragrance in Monsieur Dior’s Chateau de la Colle Noire, opening it for the first time to the general public.
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The big office comeback sees beige, oversized blazers, chunky loafers as key

The big office comeback sees beige, oversized blazers, chunky loafers as key

​There's been a debate around whether consumers will return to traditional office clothing after having worked from home in comfy loungewear, and current shop and search behaviour is giving us plenty of clues. 
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Jordan 1 Mids demand surges, women drive trend says StockX

Jordan 1 Mids demand surges, women drive trend says StockX

​Jordan 1 Mid sneakers are seeing “huge growth” in demand on resale market platform StockX with women proving to be big fans of the style, it said in a new report on Thursday.
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Flannels set to open in Romford - report

Flannels set to open in Romford - report

​Flannels is continuing to grow its store portfolio. The Frasers Group-owned high-end fashion brand has signed a 15-year lease to open a flagship store at the Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford, Essex.
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ALB buys Nottingham properties, aims for Carnaby Street-style development

ALB buys Nottingham properties, aims for Carnaby Street-style development

​A property firm is aiming to create “the Carnaby Street of Nottingham” after buying empty retail units in what was once a thriving part of the city centre.
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Luxury giant LVMH says third quarter sales grew by 20%

Luxury giant LVMH says third quarter sales grew by 20%

Sales at French luxury group LVMH's fashion and leather goods division rose strongly in the third quarter even though overall revenue growth in Asia and the United States eased from their stellar first-half performance.
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Fosun Fashion rebrands to Lanvin Group as Itochu, Stella International invest

Fosun Fashion rebrands to Lanvin Group as Itochu, Stella International invest

​Chinese fashion business Fosun Fashion Group is renaming itself to reflect its highest-profile acquisition and will now be known as Lanvin Group.
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'I've always been a feminist': Jean-Paul Gaultier becomes curator

'I've always been a feminist': Jean-Paul Gaultier becomes curator

The former "enfant terrible" of French fashion has curated an exhibition in Paris on the power of women, taking in screen icons from Marilyn Monroe to this year's shocking Palme d'Or winner "Titane".
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Fashion was star retail category in September, Black Friday deep discounts less likely

Fashion was star retail category in September, Black Friday deep discounts less likely

​September marked seven months of sustained retail recovery, a UK report showed on Friday, although that could be bad news for shoppers come Black Friday as the strength could embolden retailers to rein-in discounting. 
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Tommy Hilfiger to get special recognition at BFC's Fashion Awards

Tommy Hilfiger to get special recognition at BFC's Fashion Awards

​The British Fashion Council has announced that Tommy Hilfiger is to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fashion Awards 2021 on November 29.
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Eco shoes label Inuikii launches at Selfridges

Eco shoes label Inuikii launches at Selfridges

​Switzerland-based sustainable luxury footwear brand Inuikii has received a major boost as far as UK consumers are concerned with the brand available at high-end department store Selfridges from this autumn.
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Farfetch continues Nataal link-up, works with Valentino this time

Farfetch continues Nataal link-up, works with Valentino this time

​Farfetch is continuing its partnership with multimedia brand Nataal to “champion and celebrate black creativity in fashion”. And after February’s debut, the second iteration sees it working with Valentino too.
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